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Police identify couple killed in deadly house fire in Rocky Hill

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Police have identified the two people who died after a house fire in Rocky Hill over the weekend. (WFSB) Police have identified the two people who died after a house fire in Rocky Hill over the weekend. (WFSB)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Police have identified the two people who died in a house fire in Rocky Hill over the weekend.

Thomas Munger, 58, and 49-year-old Veronica Cossio-Munger, both of Rocky Hill, died in the fire on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to a fully-involved house fire at 65 Walnut Rd. around 3:15 a.m.

Fire officials confirm that Cossio-Munger and Munger were found on the second floor of the home, in two different bedrooms. 

Cossio-Munger and Munger died of smoke inhalation and the incident has been ruled accidental, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  

Fire officials said there were smoke detectors in the home, but they were severely damaged because of the severe heat from the fire. They were not sounding as firefighters entered the home.

Officials said they will continue to investigate to see if they were functioning at the time the fire broke out.

The Rocky Hill Fire Marshal, the Connecticut State Police Fire Marshal’s Office and Detectives from the Rocky Hill Police Department continue to investigate the cause and origin of this fire.

The home at Walnut Road will be condemned, due to severe structural damage.

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